Hello my lovelies
So of course on Thursday September 26, 2013 the Riri Hearts MAC Fall Collection came out in MAC Stores and people were going BONKERS as usual when these kind of collections come out, this is a long awaited collection as the summer one did really well and it was tiny compared to this one, this one isn't even that big but the packaging is to die for in my opinion as I'm a big fan of pink and rose gold so I of course was all over it. The collection itself did not wow me but the colors are right up my alley as I'm a neural fall/winter type of gal so they work for me, I mean I'm not afraid of color but for everyday this collection works. I think all the lipsticks are great, all very beautiful, the blush is a gorgeous coral/beige shade and I love a cream color base so I'm very happy that one was included in the collection.
The quads are just ok, I don't think they are MAC quality shadows but I did get one because I think the colors are pretty and easy to just take with you and get some quick looks out of them. The brushes are cute but pricey so if you can afford them they are nice to have, the mascara I got in the regular packaging because once it's finish what good is it going to do me I'm just going to back to mac it anyway and this way I can get my pro discount since there is no pro discount with this collection, I wanted to get the brow pencil the same way but the mua gave me the wrong one :(
I didn't get the duo powder because I had already purchased it the first time around and although the packaging is adorable I'm not going to spend money for packaging only but I do feel they should have changed the product instead of going with a repromote, maybe a deeper shade for the fall/winter. All in all the collection is pretty good and I think there is something for everyone it just depends on your budget and your preference. I think the must haves are the cream color base, any of the lipsticks, and the blush, that of course is my opinion.
Ok so down below you will find more pictures and a link to my video haul/review and keep in mind that if you missed out on the launch in stores the collection will be coming out online September 30th as well and Oct 3rd at Macy's Stores so you will still have a chance to grab some stuff.
HOPE YOU ENJOY
xoxo Ivette, GCP :))
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Hello My Lovelies
I'm back with another review & swatches this time it's all about my one of my fave brands which is exclusively at Sephora of course I'm talking about Kat Von D, I love her and her makeup line and this palette is no exception, I have been collecting her palettes and other makeup products for a few years now and for the most part I'm always happy. I mean nothing is perfect so I have run in to a couple of products that have not worked for me but that comes with every brand but I'm definitely not talking about this beautiful palette.
First of all the packaging is gorgeous as always it has some of her art work on it and it's beautiful. The box it comes in has the same art work. The palette is that sturdy cardboard type of palette the inside cover shares a couple of looks you can do with the shadows, then you have the shadows below which have a clear sheet over it that is attached with the names of each shadow printed on it which I love because I love when the shadows have names instead of numbers or no names and the names are adorable. There are 24 shades in all, 12 of Kat's favorite shades & 12 new shades which she created so u can " layer for endless, captivating looks " in her own words.
I found most of the shadows to be pigmented with great smooth and silky textures, easy to swatch and easy to blend. I also found that lots of the shadows worked great wet which surprised me because I'm not one to use my shadow wet. There were a couple of shadows that were a bit sheer and not as pigmented as the rest but they are buildable all on their own and with a primer and or base even better. There are different types of finishes semi-mattes, satins, shimmers & glitter shadows (these are my descriptions of the finishes). Below you will see swatches I didn't use any Primer & Base for my swatches so that you can see the shadows in their true form, so take a look and then you can decide for yourself if this is a palette for you but I will say that all in all I think the palette is beautiful inside and out and well worth the money. It retails for $55, There is a link below straight to the palette if you have any questions or comments post them above. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and hope it was helpful!!
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Ivette AKA girlcanpaint is a freelance Makeup Artist in the tri-state area. You will find product reviews, Look of the day, makeup tutorials and more here on her blog. You will also find links to her Youtube channel, twitter & facebook so don't miss out. Leave your comments and also tell me what you want to see more of.